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What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

Windows are an important feature to any home in the North Shore. Many historic homes in the Peabody and surrounding areas have the home’s original windows — but unfortunately these traditional windows aren’t very energy efficient. Luckily homeowners have the option to install storm windows in an effort to reduce heat loss during the winter months.

What are storm windows?

Storm windows are comprised of a thicker glass in order to regulate heat better and keep cold air out of the home. They can either be installed on the interior or exterior side of your existing windows (though they are most frequently installed on the exterior side to protect the existing windows). Bay State Exteriors can either mount storm windows on your home temporarily or permanently if you are looking for new window installation services. Interior storm windows may develop condensation and therefore mold problems, but exterior storm windows may detract from your home’s overall aesthetic. Either way, these additional windows are an easy solution to preventing heat loss for homeowners.

The purpose of storm windows

Storm windows don’t just exist to prevent heat loss from your home; they also serve to protect your existing windows. Many homeowners in the North Shore and Greater Boston areas are looking to preserve as much of their colonial-style home as possible, so the addition of storm windows during the Fall and winter months can prevent damage from hail, ice, and debris during storms.

For those who live in colder climates, storm windows are cost effective. There are different grades of quality storm windows depending on your budget and your needs, and Bay State Exteriors is here to help you determine which windows are best. Contact our window installation company today at 857-389-5284 to install your new storm windows!

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Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

With winter on the way, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce heating bills. One of the most common places heat escapes from is your home’s windows. Windows account for nearly 80% of all heat loss in an average home, so it’s important to assess the current state of your windows. Signs of Aging Windows…

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What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

Interested in remodeling your home’s exterior this season? Perhaps you’ve noticed warped vinyl siding or maybe you just don’t like the look of the old vinyl siding you once fell in love with. Don’t forget that if it’s been 15-20 years since you last had your siding installed, it’s probably time to replace it anyways.…

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

One of the most common questions we get asked here at our roofing company is how long a roofing replacement project will take. We understand that homeowners are concerned about the project being completed before bad weather sets in as well as concerned that their home’s appearance will look unsightly. Good news is, it doesn’t…

Why Choose Our Peabody Roofing Company

Why Choose Our Peabody Roofing Company

It’s officially spring and that means it’s the time of year to repair your roof that was damaged by the winter season. In Peabody, many private homes’ roofs are in questionable condition due to weather exposure and old age. Our roofing company in Peabody is here to help homeowners with roofing repair and new roof…

What Happens When Vinyl Siding Isn’t Installed Properly?

What Happens When Vinyl Siding Isn’t Installed Properly?

Vinyl siding is becoming a popular choice for homeowners across the US as the product has undergone improvements since it’s introduction in the 1950’s. Choosing your own vinyl siding color in the Peabody area is something you can do yourself, however Bay State Exteriors does not recommend installing it on your own — here’s why. Problems with…

Why Does My Roof Wear Out?

Why Does My Roof Wear Out?

If you’re like any other homeowner out there, you want the best deal for your money — especially when it comes to investing that money in your home. For us, deals like a 30 year guarantee on roofing shingles seem like the best bet. Unfortunately live isn’t that simple, and many of us see our…